Spay and Neuter

Spaying and neutering dogs in Washoe County saves lives, prevents diseases, and promotes community responsibility while improving health, lifespan, and behavior.

Spay and Neuter

Thousands of unwanted dogs are put to sleep every year in the Washoe County area. Spaying and neutering your dog will not only help control the increase of the dog population in the area but also reduce the risk of serious diseases in your dog.

In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also drastically improve your dog’s health and life expectancy. Spaying your dog reduces the risk of uterine and ovarian cancer and significantly decreases the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Neutering also will make your pet calmer and, in most cases, less aggressive.

Having your dog spayed or neutered is part of your responsibility as a pet owner. It’s good for your dog, you, and the community.

It’s Good for Your Dog

  • Spayed and neutered dogs live longer, healthier lives.
  • Spaying female dogs eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and significantly reduces the incidence of breast cancer.
  • Neutering male dogs reduces the incidence of prostate cancer.
  • Neutered dogs become calmer and less likely to be aggressive.

It’s Good for You

  • Spayed and neutered dogs are better, more affectionate companions.
  • Spaying a female dog eliminates its heat cycle.
  • Spayed and neutered dogs are less likely to be aggressive.

It’s Good for the Community

  • A large amount of money is spent in the Washoe County area to control and eliminate unwanted animals.
  • Irresponsible breeding contributes to the overpopulation of dogs.
  • Animal shelters are overburdened with a surplus of animals.